After President Trump was banned from major social media platforms, some administration officials tried to reestablish his online presence by turning to sites that tend to be popular among extremists, such as Gab.
According to CNN, Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, stepped in to stop those efforts.
According to an outside adviser and an administration official, Kushner and deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino blocked efforts by other aides, including personnel chief Johnny McEntee, to get the President on fringe social media platforms after he was suspended in some fashion from almost every major one, including Twitter, Facebook and, now, YouTube.
Those officials had initially attempted to use other Twitter accounts, including those run by campaign officials, to tweet in Trump’s name.
The White House did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.
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